“The girls did a great job,” he said. “We had two teams, and one team came in first and one came in fourth.”
Leading the pack was sophomore Kala Keltz, who shot 67 and was named Tournament Medalist. Another sophomore, Madison Gill, shot a 79 and took third place, he said. Senior Ellen Crossley shot an 81, tying for fourth place, and senior Briana Gatt shot an 82, which tied for seventh place, he said.
“It was a good day, a really good day.”
The seven-member team doesn’t play next week, but on March 21, Fruita High will host a tournament at the Adobe Creek course. Then on March 28 the MHS team will host its first tournament at Montrose’s Black Canyon Golf Club.
This is Scarry’s fifth year to coach golf at MHS, and he’s optimistic about the team’s chances for winning tournaments this year.
“As today’s scores indicate, we’ve got some depth,” he said.
Besides just playing well, the girls also face playing as a team while competing against each other, Scarry said.
“The biggest challenge for us is that when we get to regionals, we can only play four golfers, and these seven girls are going to be competing for those four spots.”
But competition will lead to improvement, he said, and it’s a good sign that he doesn’t know yet who the final four golfers for regionals will be.
“Kala is a step above right now, but the other girls are very competitive with each other, and I think overall will make us better,” he said. “The challenge is to keep the kinship of the team together while competing with each other.”
Scarry said another senior, Rebeka Lords, is also a part of the program again, and like the other seniors, has been on the golf team for the past four years.
“It’s nice to see them grow up and compete and be part of the team,” Scarry said.
The team will go to regionals on May 17 at Battlement Mesa Golf Club in Parachute, which Scarry calls “a tough, tough course.” From there, he hopes the team will go on to represent MHS in state competition at the Elmwood Golf Course in Pueblo.